WHAT WE DO
Transformation through the Arts
CARAVAN enables transformation to take place by creating artistic “encounter points” around the world that bring together those of divergent backgrounds and worldviews to stimulate discussion, dialogue and education, promoting further understanding, with a vision toward healing our world and creatively fostering peace, harmony, wholeness and health in all its forms. CARAVAN develops, organizes, curates and consults on artistic initiatives: group exhibitions, festivals, artist talks, lectures, online exhibitions, concerts, artist exchanges, symposiums, forums and screenings. CARAVAN’s artistic initiatives are held in a wide variety of venues, from traditional art settings, such as museums and galleries, to heavily trafficked “sacred spaces” and renowned public spaces, with the goal of taking their transformational message of the art beyond the traditional "art circles" and maximizing viewership and participation from the widest possible demographic.
CARAVAN artistically addresses the issues that contribute to conflict, inequality, discrimination and environmental injustice in our world by promoting and inspiring the alternative – multicultural understanding, interreligious harmony, social justice, gender equality, environmental responsibility, ethnic diversity, inclusion, freedom of expression, food security, etc.
CARAVAN gives artists around the world a voice toward bringing about transformation, providing a global platform for their creative expressions. As natural change agents, we believe that artists can lead the way by providing new pathways of understandings. CARAVAN’s artistic initiatives have resulted in unprecedented gatherings of renowned and emerging artists from all over the world, coming together to use art to further our global quest for a more harmonious future both with each other and with the earth.
Art is the conversation. . .
Art offers an opening for the heart. . .
Art is, at least, the knowledge of where we are standing. . .
In this Wonderland. . .
We are partners straddling the universe.”
-HAFIZ, 14th century Persian poet